While watching Pirates of the Caribbean one evening, Jade turned to her fiancé Dave and commented about just how fun it would be to have a pirate themed wedding. To her surprise, Dave agreed immediately, and so their wedding theme was decided!
“We are so glad we chose to have a themed wedding”, began the bride. ” Obviously it wasn’t with out it’s dramas, mainly from out guests not wanting to dress up for fear of looking silly, but in the end everyone put in so much effort and it really showed. They all looked great and we are so grateful to all of our friends and family for joining in with our madness for the day! The whole day was very funny and everyone was laughing and smiling all day long.”
“A lot of our décor was DIY”, she continued. “We didn’t have any real flowers as I thought pirates and flowers don’t really mix, but I still wanted something pretty to carry. I came across bouquets made of buttons online and thought I’d try and make them myself. I added a few piratey brooches and charms to go with the theme too. The signs, stationary and guest book were also made by us.”
“On the place names we gave each guest a pirate-inspired name such as ‘Hatchet Harry’ and ‘Crow’s Nest Chloe’. I couldn’t find a guest book that we liked for under £40 so decided to make my own from a notepad, paper mache and paint. I glued a padlock and key to it too. Our favours were just little back sacks with chocolate coins inside. Simple and they fit our theme. On the tables we also had black bottles which I melted candle wax down the side of. I bought some anchors at a garden centre and painted them gold and purple too.”
“I am a hairdresser so I also made dreadlocks for myself, my mum, my sisters, Dave and his sisters! We braided them into our hair to make us look more like pirates! My dress was just from eBay and my shoes were Iron Fist. My necklace was also from eBay and cost me £8!”
“My advice to other couples getting married would be to have a themed wedding!” Jade concluded. “I regret nothing and everyone is still talking about it. We had the best day ever and it was just so much fun and really different. We are so happy with how our day went and I think it was because it was so unique to us.”